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21 Inspirerende Quotes

Op staat een artikel met 21 meest inspirerende quotes dat op 17 augustus 2016 werd gepubliceerd.

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

If you look closely, you’ll notice the energy of inspiration is all around. From the rising sun to a placid lake on a warm summer night; from our favorite books to our own reflections, the places and things from which we can draw inspiration are infinite. And the best part is that every day is a chance to capture this energy—to seek out all of life’s possibilities.

As you aspire to do great things, use these uplifting quotes for inspiration to be all you can be.

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

1. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you.” —Walt Whitman2

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

2. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” —Amelia Barr

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

3. “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” —Bertrand Russell

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

4. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” —Malala Yousafzai

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

5. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” —Earl Nightingale

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

6. “The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” —Thomas Jefferson1

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

7. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” —E. E. Cummings

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

8. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” —John Muir

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

9. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” —Maya Angelou1

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

10. “I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.” —Gustave Flaubert

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

11. “I dwell in possibility.” —Emily Dickinson

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

12. “Light tomorrow with today.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

13. “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement lies ahead of me.” —Zane Grey

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

14. “A No. 2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” —Joyce Meyer

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

15. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” —Wilma Rudolph

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

16. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” —Jim Rohn2

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

17. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

18. “Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” —Rabindranath Tagore

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

19. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” —Joseph Campbell

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

20. “Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius

21 of the Most Inspirational Quotes

21. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

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11 Inspirerende quotes to brighten your day

Op staat onderstaande lijst met inspirerende quotes. Voor een goed begin van je weekend! 😉

11 Remarkably Inspirational Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Want to have an enlightened and successful day? Start your day with these 11 inspiring quotes.

Searching for something to ignite the spark of motivation within so that you can make the most of your day? Sometimes, a little bit of inspiration from someone else can go a long way.

Check out these 11 inspiring quotes that’ll undoubtedly help brighten your day.

1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

This message was sent again and again through Disney’s movies–to believe in and have the courage to chase after the things you wish for the most in your life. He believed that, at the end of the day, maybe dreams really do come true.

2. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle

One of the simplest things we forget in our everyday lives is that we make our own opportunities. Nothing gets handed to us on a silver platter. So, go out and create your next opportunity for yourself today.

3. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” –H. Jackson Brown Jr.

All too often, we use the same excuse for our failures–we don’t have enough time. Everyone who has accomplished great things in life has made the time with the same number of hours in a day that we have.

4. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” –Albert Einstein

One of the most heralded minds of 20th century physics, Einstein definitely understood the power of marveling at the world. Add a bit of wonder to your perspective to refresh how you see the world each day.

5. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot

It never hurts to hear a short reminder that we can, indeed, always be whoever we want to be. As we grow older and our lives become more complicated, we sometimes forget that we still have time to accomplish all those things we have always dreamed about.

6. “What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill

If you can dream it, you can definitely create it–if there is a will, there is a way, always.

7. “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t waste your time gossiping about others or spend all of your time reminiscing about things that happened in the past. Turn your focus to what can be–the future and the many possibilities–and begin planning.

8. “I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” –Oprah Winfrey

When she said this, Oprah understood that where we spend time in our minds is what we choose to devote our energy to. Place your thoughts somewhere worthwhile. Your future success will depend on it.

9. “I haven’t failed. I just know 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas Edison

All failures are simply another try at something that hasn’t yet succeeded. Always see failure as a chance to grow.

10. “Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” –Theodore Roosevelt

Maintaining a solid self-confidence and belief in ourselves along the way is definitely the key to success.

11. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the beautiful.” –Sigmund Freud

There is, after all, some kind of profound, remarkable beauty in the breakdown. We just don’t see it until it’s past. Try to enjoy and see the beauty in now.

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De 50 meest inspirerende quotes over geluk van de Dalai Lama

Echt iets voor een zondag als het weer niet zo zomers is als je eigenlijk zou willen en je on-line op zoek bent naar inspiratie. Op staan 50 quotes van de Daiai Lama die je kunnen helpen (nog) gelukkiger te zijn. 

Inspirational Quotes About Happiness From Dalai Lama

The current Dalai Lama is the principal monk of Tibetan Buddhism. He became the political leader of Tibet at the age of fifteen. The fourteenth Lama, is the longest Lama to hold such a position of influence.

According to Buddhist beliefs, the present Dalai Lama (born with the name Tenzin Gyatso) is believed to be the reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Buddhists claim he chose to be re-born again because he wanted to continue bringing peace to everyone all over the world.

Below are some of the Dalai Lama’s most inspirational quotes about happiness. These phrases will help show you to lead a happy life. I hope you find them comforting and helpful!

1. “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”

2. “Everything you do has some effect, some impact.”

3. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”

4. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”

5. “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.”

6. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

7. “We don’t need more money, we don’t need greater success or fame, we don’t need the perfect body or even the perfect mate. Right now, at this very moment, we have a mind, which is all the basic equipment we need to achieve complete happiness.”

8. “Human happiness and human satisfaction most ultimately come from within oneself.”

9. “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

10. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

11. “Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.”

12. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”

13. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.”

14. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”

15. “The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be.”

16. “We need to learn how to want what we have, not to have what we want in order to get steady and stable happiness.”

17. “It is felt that a disciplined mind leads to happiness and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.”

18. “Happiness is determined more by one’s state of mind than by external events.”

19. “Happiness is the highest form of health.”

20. “What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful.”

21. “When you are discontent you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself ‘Oh yes, I already have everything that I really need.’”

22. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”

23. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness.”

24. “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”

25. “Everyday, think as you wake up ‘Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it.’”

26. “The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being..”

27. “The ultimate source of a happy life is the attention we pay to our inner values.”

28. “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”

29. “Great love and great achievements involve great risk.”

30. “Whenever there lives a compassionate person, there is always a pleasant atmosphere.”

31. “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realise that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.”

32. “Without your effort, it is impossible for blessings to come.”

33. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

34. “If you have a basic concern for others, even failure cannot disturb your mind.”

35. “What unites all beings is their desire for happiness.”

36. “You have to start giving first and expect absolutely nothing.”

37. “We must all live harmoniously with our neighbours. Your happiness depends on it.”

38. “We have to make a sustained effort, again and again, to cultivate the positive aspects within us.”

39. “The more you nurture a feeling of loving kindness, the happier and calmer you will be.”

40. “Smile if you want a smile from another face.”

41. “Happiness comes through taming the mind.”

42. “Don’t let a little dispute injure a friendship.”

43. “Compassion and happiness are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.”

44. “By changing our outlook towards things and events, all phenomena can come friends or sources of happiness.”

45. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.”

46. “It is important to generate a good attitude, a good heart as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short-term and the long-term for both yourself and others will come.”

47. “Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”

48. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.”

49. “With realisation of one’s own potential and self-confidence in ones ability, one can build a better world.”

50. “The happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.”

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7 Mooie happiness quotes — maar zijn ze allemaal waar?

Er zijn veel quotes van bekende mensen over geluk. Op Psyblog hebben ze van 7 happiness quotes onderzocht of ze inderdaad kloppen. Dit hebben ze gedaan door 262,000 mensen te ondervragen over hoe gelukkig ze zijn in relatie tot hun levensstijl, waar ze woonden en nog een aantal andere kenmerken. Hieronder vind je de antwoorden o.a. op de vraag of geluk inderdaad met de jaren komt, of je gelukkiger bent als je werkloos bent dan in een baan die je haat …. en meer.

“There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.” – Victor Hugo


People really do get happier as they get older.

In the survey, people over 65 were 14 times more likely to be happy than unhappy.

From the age of around 30, people report feeling progressively happier, on average.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  Confucius


The survey even found evidence that it may be better to be out of work than to be in a job that you hate.

Although, obviously, neither situations is ideal.

“Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste.” ― Charlotte Brontë


Married people consistently report being 20% happier than unmarried people.

There’s some evidence that parents are happier than non-parents.

“Money may not buy happiness, but I’d rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus.” — Françoise Sagan

True up to a point.

And that point in the US is around $100,000 in earnings per year.

After that, more money seems to do little for happiness — indeed more may make you less happy.

If you’ve got enough money to be able to go to an upscale restaurant every now and then or to buy yourself the odd trinket, then perhaps you’ve got enough?

“Happy girls are the prettiest.”  Audrey Hepburn

Sort of true, but not as true as you might imagine.

People who are more attractive do repeatedly report being slightly happier than their less bodily-advantaged peers.

But it may partly depend where those girls (or boys) live.

In the city where it’s more about looks, being attractive may make you happier.

In the countryside, though, the link is less clear-cut.

(Alternatively, if Audrey meant that looking happy increases your attractivity, then: DEFINITELY TRUE!)

To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha


You can’t argue with Buddha, can you?

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.’”  Sylvia Plath

Plath not exactly known for her quotes about happiness.

Nevertheless: true.

Get out into nature, travel and explore.

All were linked to higher levels of happiness in the poll.

The poll included data from 262,000 Americans.

They were asked about their lifestyles, demographics and many other characteristics.

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